Being an effective communicator will give you advantages in more ways than you can imagine.
Conversely, being poor at communicating will negatively impact your life.
Some of it may be of interest to you, some not, but act like you are interested.
Think of the effort they have made to tell you things that are important to them and show some interest in what they are saying. This shows total lack of interest and disrespect to the conversation.
No one is perfect and no one is looking for Mr or Mrs perfect. The more you look away when you are speaking the more dishonest you will seem.
No relationship is built on perfection so no need to worry if your date doesn’t seem too impressed with your little quirks or silly habits. You don’t need to stare your date out with your lovers eyes, just know that a better connection will be made if you keep your focus on them.
If you check your phone you are clearly saying that your phone is more important than the person sitting opposite you. We all like the sound of our own voice but when you are getting to know someone and the relationship is in it’s raw phase then quieten and take in what has been said.
Speak less and show your interest by listening more.
Being overdressed is far better than turning up looking a scruff.
Your date will appreciate the effort you made and if they haven’t made as much of an effort then they will aim to the next time you meet up.
There will be plenty of time for them get to know you, just wait your turn and reveal more about you when the time calls for it.
If you’re meeting for the first time it’s likely you’ll find out a lot about your date that you never knew.
You’ll have left them in the restaurant or bar looking at their watch feeling self-conscious about everyone watching them sitting there alone. Your date does not, I repeat NOT want to hear all about you.